Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesChozeba, Cozeba, Kozeba
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Achzib 1 (ancient): 75% confidence. It may be:
    1. ruins at Tel el BeidaTel el Beida

    2. satellite view of the region around Ain KezbehAin Kezbeh

  2. Khirbet ed Dilb (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. pool at Khirbet ed DilbKhirbet ed Dilb

  3. Khirbet Kuweiziba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet KuweizibaKhirbet Kuweiziba

Verses (1)

1Chr 4:22

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookCozeba (2007)Cozeba
OpenBible.infoa44cac9 (Cozeba)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1542


  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Cozeba (place)
  2. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Cozeba
  3. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  4. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 1Chr 4:21
  5. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 218
  6. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Chozeba
  7. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  8. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Cozeba
  9. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Cozeba
  10. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Chozeba
  11. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  12. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  13. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Chr 4:22

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, another name for Achzib 1), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Davidbena, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, hatul


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.